214 Tasting Notes
So, I thought I didn’t like green tea. In the past I’ve had the random bagged green tea which was always terrible and bitter, and the odd cup had in restaurants was OK but nothing special.
Then I recently received this sample pouch from Verdant. I wondered if it would be the usual bitter, finicky tea like I’ve had before and wasn’t sure if I’d even bother with it, but finally decided to give it a try.
I brewed a teaspoon or so in a small glass – a few steeps poured into another glass for drinking. Well…wow…this is like nothing I have ever had before. Incredible! No bitterness or anything unpleasant that I always associated with green tea. This is buttery and nutty with creamy, fresh and sweet green beans. So fragrant and absolutely delicious!
I love this tea and am very much looking forward to having this again. My tea world has been expanded!
I made a pot of this last evening as was craving something sweet without caffeine.
Very fragrant like pancakes with maple syrup, and although I have found this to be sweet enough on its own when I’ve had it in the past, this time decided to add a small teaspoon of maple flakes that I happen to have.
The addition of the sweetness and flavor from the maple flakes made this more delicious than I recall from previous cups, and made for a perfect dessert beverage.
This probably smells more flavorful than it tastes really, but it is still good and I think I would continue to add the bit of extra maple (flakes or syrup) when having it again and in the mood for something sweet.
Sweet malt and spicy citrus. Delicious and smooth as usual with a dash of cream.
This is a really good tea and on my repurchase list.
I recently placed an order with Teavivre but decided to go with the Bailin Gongfu this time. I like both but decided that this one will have to wait for now – I do have one last sample packet though so am not entirely out.
I’ve been drinking this the past few evenings as a dessert type tea after dinner.
Although I don’t normally add sugar to hot tea, I did add a small spoon of brown sugar to the pot and then some cream to the cup once brewed. Very tasty, and the sugar did seem to make the spices sweeter and more flavorful.
I will have to say though, that this batch of tea I bought has a lot more little bits and pieces in it than the last I had – the last bag purchased was only leaves and a few of those candy pumpkins – this has so much more ‘stuff’ and the squash especially is quite fragrant in it.
Wow – I have not had a tea quite like this before!
Brewed leaf is so earthy and gorgeous with malt, grain and wine notes. The aroma is so fragrant and carries across the room – it almost seems like some sort of baked food item rather than tea.
Taste is so delicious and so flavorful!! Nutty and grainy with sweet, rich toasted malt. Smooth and satisfying.